Bernard Matthews would benefit from 'fresh start', administrators said

What next for Bernard Matthews? - comment

There is hope the embattled UK turkey processor can be revitalised under the stewardship of Ranjit Singh Boparan, the UK businessman with ex...

Work canteen 'great place' to emphasise healthy-eating and sustainability programmes, Forum for the Future says

The benefits of engaging staff in sustainability

Initiatives aimed at involving employees in sustainability aims are now commonplace in progressive food companies, and for good reason. Ben...

Mondelez sent staff to Ghana to look at cocoa farming

How food companies involve staff in sustainability

Sustainability concerns pervade every aspect of a food company’s operations so opportunities and approaches to engage employees in sustainab...

Could Danone's move to pull Dumex in Vietnam be the start of a domino affect

Why Danone is withdrawing Dumex from Vietnam 

It emerged this week that French dairy giant Danone could be preparing to pull its Dumex infant formula brand from Vietnam. It is not yet cl...

Russian ice cream sales growth a sweet treat for food makers

Navigating challenging Russian ice cream market

Prolonged economic recession, increasing competition and sector-specific challenges such as seasonality confront ice cream makers in Russia....

Business, food companies included, are watching May's comments on post-Brexit UK closely

Why May's Brexit comments give reason for optimism

Amid the uncertainty following the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June, British food companies and global food giants with UK sites will have...

Issues at Asda, Couche-Tard M&A spree continues, Aeon eyes Myanmar - August retail round-up 8 Sep 16

August saw the announcement of an eighth consecutive quarter of declining sales at Asda, the UK arm of Wal-Mart. Across the Atlantic, Canada's Couche-Tard continued its deal-making. In Europe, France's Casino outlined plans to launch the Leader Price banner in Italy. And in Asia, Japan's Aeon indicated it plans to enter Myanmar and India's Future Group set out an expansion programme for its Nilgiris supermarket chain.

Campbell Soup Co. on FY2016, 2017 prospects, problems with Fresh and with soup - 6 things to learn 7 Sep 16

Campbell Soup Co.'s shares slid in the wake of the release of the US company's annual results, which included lower sales and earnings - but improved profitability on an "adjusted" basis. The numbers revealed issues with the company's Campbell Fresh division, key to its bid to accelerate growth while its flagship business remains sluggish. The announcement also included guidance for the 2016/2017 financial year that disappointed analysts.

Thought Leaders

Ireland unveils national plan to tackle obesity

John Shepherd | 23 Sep 16 Health minister says levels of overweight and obesity in Ireland have 'doubled' in the past two decades

The Irish government has launched a ten-year national obesity plan that outlines a series of proposals including a tax on sugary drinks, the setting of maximum portion sizes, restrictions on marketing and reformulation targets.

China lifts ban on US beef imports

Dean Best | 23 Sep 16 Ban had been in place since 2003

China has decided to remove its ban on imports of beef from the US, which has been in place over concern about BSE since 2003.

UK sets new antibiotics target for livestock, fish

John Shepherd | 22 Sep 16 UK ministers say action on AMR needed or 'modern medicine as we know it will be undermined'

The UK has backed the recommendation of an independent review calling for a further cut in antibiotic use in livestock and fish farmed for food to help combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Snyder's-Lance names Pease as new CFO

NZ King Salmon sets market price at US$113m

Lifeway Foods launches on-the-go range

New Olymel investment to expand pork production

Produce group BrightFarms secures US$30m in funds 

Aryzta appoints Gary McGann as chairman

Performance Food Group names Tom Ondrof CFO

PepsiCo launches gluten-free Quaker in UK

Mondelez International aims for sweet success in China's chocolate market - interview 22 Sep 16

Dean BestMaher: 'Everyone's going to benefit from our entry'

China is central to Mondelez International's growth strategy but it has not always been an easy ride for the snacks giant since its formation in October 2012. However, the US company is confident about its prospects in the country and signalled its optimism with the launch of European chocolate brand Milka in August. Dean Best spoke to Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in China, to find out more.

How PepsiCo is taking action on palm oil – interview  13 Sep 16

Ben CooperPepsiCo hails progress on Palm Oil sustainability agenda

Today (13 September), PepsiCo publishes the first update on its "palm oil action plan". Ben Cooper spoke with Andrew Aulisi, senior director for global environmental policy at ?PepsiCo, about the progress to date and how the company's initial actions and achievements are likely to be received by environmental campaigners.

Fresh Marketing co-owner Barney Mauleverer on sugar, Brexit and growth - the bitesize interview 9 Sep 16

Dean BestMauleverer (l) with fellow Fresh Marketing co-founder and co-owner Alex Matheson

UK business Fresh Marketing distributes brands locally, exports British brands overseas and sources private-label for retailers. The company is also building its own range of brands, which include Fuel 10K, a product that was one of the pioneers of the breakfast drink category in the UK. Dean Best spoke to Fresh Marketing co-founder Barney Mauleverer about his plans for the business and how the increased scrutiny on sugar, as well as Brexit, could affect the company.

Hain Celestial's Orchard House deal waved through

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 Sep 16

The UK's competition regulator has given the all-clear to Hain Celestial's bid to buy UK food and beverage group Orchard House Foods, nine months after the US group announced the deal.

Hershey's unusual move to share sales data

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 20 Sep 16

Hershey made an unusual announcement today (20 September), sharing its own sales data for the last four weeks to assuage any possible investor concern over figures released by Nielsen.

Are EU nations using Brexit to revisit country of origin labeling?

John Shepherd, just-food editorial team John Shepherd | 16 Sep 16

As the UK starts to ponder what kind of a relationship it wants with the European Union post-Brexit, EU leaders have been lining up to warn that Britain will not be allowed to "cherry pick" deals and policies that might suit it best as a departing member of the club of EU nations.

UK tycoon Boparan becomes Bernard Matthews' latest owner

UK tycoon Boparan becomes Bernard Matthews' latest owner

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the head of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, snaps up Europe's largest turkey producer in a pre-pack administration deal.

Fighting obesity in children

Fighting obesity in children

The UK government has published a "plan of action" to tackle the issue in England, while senior medical professionals in the US have published guidelines on the consumption of added sugars by children.

Australia's food companies announce FY results

Australia's food companies announce FY results

It's been reporting season in Australia, with listed companies from Murray Goulburn to Freedom Foods Group filing their annual figures.

Hain Celestial's problems mount

Hain Celestial's problems mount

The US group has capped a challenging 12 months with news the company may not hit its annual forecasts and an admission it needs to review its internal financial controls

Fast Food Restaurants in the US - Industry Market Research R

Fast Food Restaurants in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Grab and go: Operators will offer healthy menu items to grasp a larger share of a saturated market.. Read more

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